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Passive House Week In Preview: October 18

Passive House Week In Preview: October 18

Read on for a selection of Passive House happenings, deadlines, and developments to put on your radar this week. The featured project above is Belfield Townhome. The project team included Onion Flats. Submit your project HERE for a chance to be featured.

Do you have Passive House news that we should share in a future edition? Email us at: [email protected].

1. THU: Passive House Component Spotlight with LAMILUX


Join us Thursday, October 21 (10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern) for a special Passive House Component Spotlight with LAMILUX. This presentation looks at the designs and details of LAMILUX daylight systems that provide exceptional performance as well as Passive House project examples from around the world to show attendees what is possible when designing with daylight in mind. Our guests will be Andreas Leuopold of LAMILUX and Jeremy Latriano, the Daylighting Product Consultant for 475 High Performance Building Supply. Register here.

2. TUE: Rural Passive House Initiatives in Western Alabama 


This presentation is filled with tangible lessons learned (they even wrote a book on it) about performance-driven affordable housing in Western Alabama. Join us to hear from Emily and Betsey about the design process, research initiatives, and impact coming out of Rural Studio’s impact building client-specific Passive House over the last three years. Learn more.

3. WED: Larch Corner Passive House + Timber (EARLIER Showtime)


NOTE: This special UK/Europe-based showcase will run EARLIER than our regularly scheduled Showcases: 11am PDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm BST, and 8pm CEST

On October 20 we will hold our once-monthly EARLIER Global Passive House Showcase (11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern/7 pm BST) to welcome England-based Passive House pro, Mark Siddall. Mark will dive into the details of Larch Corner Passivhaus, a recipient of Passivhaus Trust’s single-family award. Larch Corner achieves Zero Carbon status through modern timber engineering techniques and an emphasis on sustainably sourced timber. Mark is the director of Architecture and Research at LEAP (Lovingly Engineered Architectural Practice) as well as a Passive House pioneer for the UK. Learn more.

4. NOW LIVE: Episode 57 of the Passive House Podcast


Passive House Podcast guest co-hosts Mary James and Ilka Cassidy interview Ilana Judah, principal and founder of ACORN Resilience & Sustainability in Vancouver, BC. Listen here.

5. Our UK/Ireland-based Miniseries starts October 28


Passive House Accelerator is launching Building Performance Interactive, an 8-part monthly miniseries, on October 28 at 2pm BST (9 am ET). The first episode will feature the inimitable Tomas O'Leary.

Like our Passive House Showcase and Construction Tech, BPI will be free and virtual, focused on inclusivity, collaboration, and the elevation of high-performance building as its guiding principles. Episodes will provide a platform for audiences in continental Europe, Ireland, and the United Kingdom to learn about Passive House design principles, nZEB (nearly zero-energy building) techniques, and other high-performance building methodologies that can help ensure compliance with the increasingly rigorous codes and policy goals of governments throughout the UK, Ireland, and Europe.

Hugh Whiriskey of Partel will serve as co-host of the series, along with Mike Jacob of KISS House and Ben Adam-Smith of House Planning Help. We hope to see you on October 28! Register here.

6. Passive House Crash Course For Students


This fall, Passive House Accelerator is partnering with the AIAS chapter from New York Institute of Technology to bring students a free and open-to-all crash course in Passive House design and careers. This 1-hour lunchtime special will take a dive into the design principles that drive Passive House performance, the wide range of building typologies possible, and how to become a certified Passive House designer or consultant. 

Come learn how to design homes and buildings that are safer for people and better for the planet. While this course is tailored to design, architecture, engineering students we welcome all students interested in creating a career out of climate action. Register here.

7. Save the Date: Fall Conferences & Summits

2021 Getting to Zero Forum (October 27-29)
With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. We are excited to gather in person and hope you will join us. If you can't come in person, we now have a virtual attendance option available. Learn more.

South Pacific Passive House Conference (November 25-27)
The time is now to register for The South Pacific Passive House Conference 2021 (SPPHC21)!  Tell your friends and colleagues and shout about it on social media! Learn more.

8. EDUCATION: Upcoming Passive House Trainings

Phius+ Verifier Training (October 18, 19)

Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus 
CPHT Course (Spanish Language) (October 19 - November 9) 

New York Passive House 
Heat Pump Water Heaters: Single Family (October 20)
ARCHITECTS FOCUS | Never Demolish in NYC: Innovative strategies for deep energy retrofit projects (October 21) 

Passive House California
Heat Pump Water Heaters: Multi-Family & Commercial (October 21)

Passive House Canada
Built-in Canada: Lessons Learned from PH Projects (Alberta) (October 22)

Hyperlocal Workshop 
Temporal.haus: A Climate Refugee Proposal for LA (October 27)

International Passive House Association 
Project Spotlight: Sinfonia Experience in Large Scale Retrofit (November 3)

Smart Plus Academy 
ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course (November 11 - December 11)

Phius+ Rater Training (November 8)

Emu Passive 
Passive Pod Workshop (November 17, 18)
CPHT Exam (November 19)

Smart Plus Academy 
ONLINE Passive House Designer/Consultant Course (November 22 - December 2)

View our full calendar here.

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